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"By faith, Jesus will provide." These were the words prayed by Victoria Estacio, an ICEJ partner and volunteer from the Philippines as she stepped out in faith on her journey to Jerusalem. Watch her story and be inspired.

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PM Netanyahu's Christmas Greeting

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a visit to the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday (December 21) to deliver his annual Christmas Greeting to the Christian world.

In his traditional holiday greeting, Netanyahu stated:

“To all of our Christian friends around the world, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I send you these greetings from Jerusalem. I'm standing in the courtyard of this magnificent International Christian Embassy. I'm so proud of our relations with our Christian brothers and sisters. I wonder for many of you if you remember the experience you had when you first visited Israel, when you saw the Church of the Holy Sepulchre or the Via Dolorosa or the Sea of Galilee or Nazareth. I'm sure it moved you deeply. And it moves us deeply to have this bond with you because we all know that this land of Israel is the land of our common heritage. It changed the story of humanity, it changed civilization. What a magnificent heritage it is. Yet, we also know that it is under attack these days, that the forces of intolerance, of barbarism that attack all religions attack Christians with particular vehemence. We stand with you and I'm proud of the fact that in Israel, this is the one place in the Middle East that the Christian community not only survives but thrives and it's no accident. It’s because of our commitment to religious freedom; it's because of our embrace of our heritage; it's because of our embrace of our common future. So please come to Israel. Come and visit me, I'm waiting for you. It will be a great experience for you. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year.”

With Christmas falling this year on the same day as the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, ICEJ Executive Director Dr. Jürgen Bühler responded by wishing the prime minister a “Happy Hanukkah,” and giving him a special Hanukkah dreidel as a gift.

“It was a great honor to host the Prime Minister at our Embassy headquarters and to receive his good holiday wishes for Christmas,” said Bühler. “We know his warm, sincere remarks will be greatly appreciated by Christians in lands far and wide. It also was a thrill to respond with our own ‘Happy Hanukkah’ wishes for him, his family and all the Jewish people. This indeed is a season when both communities can celebrate the triumph of light over darkness. And this display of solidarity shows once more that Israel is a country where religious freedoms are not only safeguarded but also proactively encouraged.”

Merry Christmas from Jerusalem!

Dr. Juergen Buehler, ICEJ Director, wishes you a Merry Christmas from the ICEJ headquarters in Jerusalem, Israel.

You Made a Difference

Through your giving, the ICEJ has been able to bring hope and comfort to the people of Israel in practical, life-changing ways.

Thank you for being a faithful friend to the Jewish people and to the ICEJ! You truly made a difference in 2016.

Please consider a year-end gift to Israel as we prepare for all the Lord has in store for us to do in 2017. 

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Urgent Message- UNESCO Resolution

UNESCO recently passed a disgraceful resolution aimed at erasing the Jewish and Christian bonds to the Temple Mount and other holy sites in the Land of Israel, which they referred to only by their Muslim names. Watch this video to see how you can join others around the world and stand up for the TRUTH in God's word. 

Review of 2012

Look back with us at all the Lord has accomplished through us for Israel this year. As it says in Psalm 126; 1-3:

When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,
    we were like those who dreamed.
Our mouths were filled with laughter,
    our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
    “The Lord has done great things for them.”
The Lord has done great things for us,
    and we are filled with joy.

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To learn more read the December 2012 edition of our flagship monthly publication, Word from Jerusalem »

The 477 Quest - Day 3

The 477 Quest continued with the final stage of 232km from Ein Gedi to Eilat.

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The 477 Quest - Day 2

The 477 Quest continued with a 170km stage from Beit She'an to Ein Gedi.

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The 477 Quest - Day 1

The 477 Quest began with a 120km stage from Metula to Beit She'an.

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The ICEJ in a Nutshell

The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) was founded in 1980 as an act of comfort and solidarity with Israel and the Jewish people in their claim to Jerusalem.

Today, the ICEJ stands at the forefront of a growing mainstream movement of Christians worldwide who share a love and concern for Israel and an understanding of the biblical significance of the modern ingathering of the Jews to the land of their forefathers.

Learn more about our 30 year track record of ministry in the land of Israel and around the world.

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